An entertaining and compassionate handbook for parents of young children takes a close-up look at the years between one and three, drawing on expert advice and explanations from pediatricians, child development specialists, and psychologists to demystify toddler behavior and explain how to reduce frustration, cultivate good manners, and interact with toddlers in a healthy way. Original.
Why do they rub food in their hair? Why do they want to hear the same book over and over? Why do they love being naked? Between the ages of one and three, children can be delightful, affectionate, intelligent explorers of their newfound world. They can also be holy terrors. Grounded in up-to-date research, The Secret Lives of Toddlers demystifies 52 common behaviors of toddlers, while helping parents appreciate the miraculous development of their children. An entertaining, reassuring guide to toddler behavior, this book shows parents how to get through their kids' toddlerhood with affection, humor, and authority. With explanations from pediatricians, child development experts, and behavioral psychologists, parents will learn to:- Understand the world from a child's point of view- Learn which bad behaviors need intervention and which can be ignored- Cultivate good manners and reward good behavior- Reduce their own frustration- Play, speak, read, and interact with their toddler in healthy ways